Family Tyrant-flycatchers (Tyrannidae)


Cinnamon-breasted Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus)


French: Todirostre du Pérou German: Zimtbrust-Todityrann Spanish: Titirijí pechicanelo

Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus

Fitzpatrick and O’Neill

, 1979,

Cordillera del Cóndor, above San José de Lourdes, Cajamarca, Peru




SE Ecuador (Naytza, in Morona-Santiago#R; near Chinapinza, in Zamora-Chinchipe) and N Peru (Cordillera del Cóndor, in Cajamarca; Cordillera de Colán and Leimebamba#R, in Amazonas; Abra Patricia, in San Martín).

Descriptive notes

10 cm; 6·5–8·5 g. Plumage is dark olive above, crown slightly browner and separated from mantle by a buff-orange nuchal collar; lores, ocular area, cheek, throat and... read more


Fast harsh rattle, “d-d-d-rt”; also described as single descending “prrrrrrr”.


Thick, stunted, mossy cloudforest; also found in stands of Chusquea bamboo. Apparently... read more

Food and feeding

Insects. Forages in middle and lower storeys of wet forest, mostly 1·5–2 m above ground; makes short upward sally-strikes to... read more


Birds near end of breeding season (juvenile present, only some adults with active gonads, others moulting) in late Jun to late Aug in N... read more



Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Andean Ridge-top Forests EBA. Rare to uncommon; red-listed, as “Vulnerable”, in Ecuador. Poorly known. Recorded... read more

Recommended citation

Clock, B. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Cinnamon-breasted Tody-tyrant (Hemitriccus cinnamomeipectus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 8 December 2019).